|Course Title||Code||Semester||L+P Hour||Credits||ECTS|
|Current Issues in International Relations *||POLS 403||7||3||3||6|
|Prerequisites and co-requisites|
|Recommended Optional Programme Components||None|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Course Level||First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)|
|Course Coordinator||Asst.Prof.Dr. Özden Selcen ÖZMELEK|
This course aims to examine fundamental and current problems and issues in international politics in the context of history.
In this course basic dynamics and important events of international politics will be examined.
|Course's Contribution To Program|
|No||Program Learning Outcomes||Contribution|
Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
Identifies the international and national issues by methodologies used in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations; chooses the appropriate analysis techniques across the issues and applies the appropriate empirical studies.
Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
Develops critical thinking skills.
|1||Dynamics of international politics||Reading assignment|
|2||Dynamics of international politics||Reading assignment|
|3||Environmental issues||Reading assignment|
|4||Military issues (global, e.g. the Bush doctrine)||Reading assignment|
|5||Military issues (regional, e.g. Iran's nuclear programme) - I||Reading assignment|
|6||Military issues (regional, e.g. the 2003 Iraq War) - II||Reading assignment|
|7||Cultural issues||Reading assignment|
|8||Mid-term exam||Studying for exam|
|9||Human rights and humanitarian intervention - I||Reading assignment|
|10||Human rights and humanitarian intervention - II||Reading assignment|
|11||Globalization: socio-economic and political aspects - the view from the South||Reading assignment|
|12||The Great Power conceptions of international order and justice: the US and Russia||Reading assignment|
|13||The Great Power conceptions of international order and justice: China and India||Reading assignment|
|14||Gender issues||Reading assignment|
|15||Discourse analysis||Reading assignment|
|16-17||Final||Studying for exam|
|Recommended or Required Reading|